Matthew 3:8

“Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of repentance:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your change of heart be seen in your works:
- Basic English Bible

Produce therefore fruit worthy of repentance.
- Darby Bible

Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore let your lives prove your change of heart;
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore bring forth fruit worthy of repentance!
- World English Bible

Therfor do ye worthi fruyte of penaunce,
- Wycliffe Bible

bear, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 3:8

3:8 Repentance is of two sorts; that which is termed legal, and that which is styled evangelical repentance. The former (which is the same that is spoken of here) is a thorough conviction of sin. The latter is a change of heart (and consequently of life) from all sin to all holiness.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 3:8

Mt 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance. There is no repentance whatever unless there is a change of life as the result. The change of life is the proof of the change of heart.

Discussion for Matthew 3

  • Kenzie a 11 year old
    It's. Amazing that Jesus did not get baptized When he was born because he is Jesus..........but this is one of my favorite bible story's
  • Irene123
    I've seen comments that John the Baptist was born with the Holy Ghost Jesus CHRIST was not. Notice Jesus is called Christ, which means anointed. The Holy Ghost is the - anointing, the anointing is God's spirit. The FULLNESS of the Godhead was in Jesus Jesus is God MANIFEST.
  • Daniel
    The baptism of Jesus is to show that we all should be baptized Acts 2 38 39 tells us tjat it is essential for salvation.
  • Michael
    In the book of Matthew, Jesus of Nazareth tells all that one must be sent to Moses for judgment and conviction of their sins; it is then Moses who sends that person back to Jesus, to repent of their sins: then comes the fiery trials by the Holy Ghost to test new converts, to see if they truly are those who stand to His right hand, or those condemned to stand to the left.
  • Annonmous
    All 3 at the same place at one time. Father, son, Holy ghost. awesome
  • Micheal robinson
    Our Father which art in Heaven hallowed be Thy Name. Deacon Robinson

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